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11/21/2017 01:35 PM
Versatile VNAs Bring 6-GHz Measurements to the Masses
These compact VNAs work with external PCs and software to provide S-parameter measurements from 400 MHz to 4 and 6 GHz, with or without internal bias generators.

11/21/2017 11:34 AM
Boeing Contracts Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH for Chinook Parts
The Chinook helicopter is a twin-engine, tandem-rotor aircraft that is typically used for troop movements, artillery placement, and resupply operations.

11/21/2017 11:28 AM
Navy Names Rockwell Collins for Advanced Hawkeye Trainer
Rockwell Collins has been selected to support the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems (HITS) III program.

11/21/2017 11:22 AM
BAE Systems to Modernize USS Tortuga Navy Ship
BAE Systems and its Norfolk, Va. shipyard have been awarded a nearly $140 million contract by the U.S. Navy for the modernization of the USS Tortuga dock landing ship.

11/20/2017 01:44 PM
Inside the VCXO: Performance and Application Guide
This fourth and final post in a series on oscillators examines the voltage-controlled crystal oscillator.

11/20/2017 12:49 PM
FreeWave Delivers IIoT Solutions on Different Fronts
By introducing a new embedded radio and app server software, the company shows why it’s at the forefront of industrial wireless applications.

11/17/2017 01:20 PM
Intel Lays Out Ammunition in Fight with Qualcomm Modems
Intel announced a new series of 5G wireless modems on Thursday that will be available in around a year and a half. The new series of chips, called XMM 8000, will support multiple gigabits-per-second speeds. Intel is laying out the ammunition with whi

11/16/2017 03:32 PM
See How This New VNA Stacks Up
Earlier this year, Tektronix introduced its new TTR500 Series. In this article, a bandpass filter measurement example is presented to demonstrate what this new VNA can do.

11/16/2017 12:19 PM
How to Survive the Millimeter-Wave Component Test Wave
This seminar will give an overview over challenges and solutions for component level testing at millimeterwave frequencies.

11/15/2017 01:32 PM
Choosing Circuit Materials for Low-PIM PCB Antennas
Circuit materials with the right blend of characteristics can provide foundations for PCB antennas with the low distortion needed for modern wireless communications systems.

11/15/2017 05:00 AM
Algorithms to Antennas: A Blog for 5G, Radar, and EW RF Engineers
This new series will investigate the challenges associated with building today’s wireless systems and offer resources to aid development.

11/14/2017 10:53 AM
Consider These Factors When Selecting an LNA MMIC
While noise figure is a critical parameter in terms of low-noise amplifiers, this tech brief presents five additional factors that designers should be aware of when selecting LNAs.

11/14/2017 10:39 AM
Order from the Menu of IoT Wireless Technologies
This application note offers insight into the many wireless standards for the Internet of Things (IoT).

11/13/2017 12:21 PM
Polar Satellites Get New Common Ground System
Raytheon recently announced that it had upgraded the common ground system (CGS 2.0) for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), used for meteorological research by domestic and international researchers.

11/13/2017 12:18 PM
Qualcomm Rebuffs Broadcom’s $105 Billion Bid as Far Too Low
Qualcomm’s board formally rejected Broadcom’s $105 billion takeover bid Monday, arguing that it “significantly undervalues” its business. The deal was already a long shot, facing an obstacle course of antitrust regulators. The company said that its b

11/13/2017 12:08 PM
ADS-B Out Software Runs Seamlessly on Three Aircraft
In keeping with upgrade requirements, ADS-B Out software was integrated with the flight management systems on C-2A, E-2C, and P-3C NAVAIR aircraft during the first attempts.

11/13/2017 11:49 AM
3D Packaging Saves C2I Memory Space
3D packaging techniques help to save the size of a dense memory array.

11/10/2017 04:24 PM
Researchers Use Graphene to Detect Signals in Terahertz Band
A flexible polymer device uses graphene-based transistors to support signals within the terahertz band, paving the way for advanced imaging and diagnostics in healthcare and materials, along with short-range wireless communications in the IoT.

11/10/2017 10:01 AM
Broadcom Would Run Regulatory Gauntlet to Close Qualcomm Deal
If Qualcomm accepts its $105 billion bid, Broadcom will likely face a regulatory minefield. It could be stymied by the same antitrust cops that have cramped Qualcomm's $47 billion deal for NXP Semiconductors and penalized its controversial patent lic

11/09/2017 07:41 AM
Amplifiers Give Defense Systems a Boost
This new e-book provides a solid primer on the different types of HPAs and amplifier technologies currently available.

11/08/2017 03:10 PM
Oh, No! Not Another IIoT Wireless Technology
802.16s: a superior option for the Industrial Internet of Things.

11/08/2017 02:35 PM
Synthesizing Stable Microwave Signals
Signal generation is an essential function for transmitters and receivers, with analog and digital frequency synthesis methods used to create RF/microwave signals with high stability.

11/08/2017 02:26 PM
Baseband VST Aims to Solve Tomorrow’s Test Requirements
This new baseband vector signal transceiver (VST) comes on the heels of last year’s RF model, allowing for a complete wireless test solution.

11/08/2017 02:09 PM
The Leaky Pipe: Why Women Leave Engineering
In recent years, the U.S. microwave industry has put more emphasis on attracting and retaining women engineers. The Israeli industry faces many similar and yet some different issues.

11/08/2017 11:20 AM
Keysight Reopens Headquarters Singed and Bruised by Wildfires
Keysight Technologies has reopened its corporate headquarters in Santa Rosa after wildfires in northern California last month chased away employees. The test equipment supplier said in a statement Monday that it is still cleaning soot from inside sev

11/07/2017 11:50 AM
Learn the ABCs of VNAs
This primer gives an in-depth overview of the vector network analyzer (VNA), explaining its functionality, types of measurements that can be performed, and more.

11/07/2017 11:35 AM
Take Notice of IEEE 802.11ax
This white paper answers a number of questions concerning the new IEEE 802.11ax standard.

11/07/2017 10:11 AM
Altair Engineering Blooms as Prototyping Shifts Toward Software
Altair Engineering, which sells simulation software for analyzing antenna interference, aerodynamics, and other effects, rounded off an initial public offering on Monday after raising almost $180 million from the sale of its first cache of stock. The

11/06/2017 11:27 AM
ARL’s Open Campus Urges Industry Involvement
ARL’s Open Campus Open House business model was designed four years ago to attract the best minds in academic research and in the commercial sector to work with the Army in ways that are mutually beneficial.

11/06/2017 10:51 AM
Boeing Invests in Advanced Material Maker
Boeing’s investment arm, Boeing Horizon X Ventures, has made its first investment in materials research, in the form of Gamma Alloys.